8 Ball

The definition of an 8 ball is “being stuck in a hard, unfavorable or uncomfortable position.”  During our careers, most people feel at one point or another that they are in a difficult position either with their boss, coworkers, clients, or even their subordinates.  By not communicating effectively, the situation can escalate and be a … Read more

The Seven Wonders of the World

The Seven Wonders of the World are described by historians and others as a list of man-made structures created during the Classical era.  Although there are now “new” Seven Wonders of the World lists, most would agree that these are the most prominent.  The one that many think of first is the Great Pyramid of … Read more

Sixth Sense

According to the Spiritual Science Research Foundation, sixth sense or subtle perception ability “is our ability to understand the subtle cause and effect relationship behind many events which is beyond our understanding of the intellect.”  ESP, clairvoyance, premonition, and intuition are considered synonyms of sixth sense.  In other words, this goes beyond the five senses … Read more

Fifth Avenue

Growing up in Westchester County, NY, I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Manhattan pretty frequently.  Although “the city” has many wonderful places to explore, Fifth Avenue has always seemed extra special to me.  During the holidays, all the shop windows are decorated, especially Saks Fifth Avenue, and Rockefeller Center has its majestic … Read more

Four Leaf Clover

The four leaf clover is associated with luck.  Most people define luck as something that just happens without any reasoning.  In other words, luck is a result of chance.  In reality though, people who are considered lucky actually have forged their own journeys.  They have created a plan and set in it motion.  Did good … Read more

Three French Hens

Many people know the beginning of the Christmas carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas”, however, there is some confusion when you get to the end of it.  Is it ten lords a leaping or ten maids a milking?  Regardless of your version of the song, we all remember five golden rings and all those birds!  … Read more

Two for Tea

Drinking tea with others is a ritual in many countries.  Surprisingly, Turkey and Morocco consume more tea than countries we would normally think of, like England.  For some there is a protocol on how it should be prepared and drunk, and some may even make it more ceremonial. The bigger issue is that it is … Read more

One is Not the Loneliest Number

There is a famous Three Dog Night song entitled “One is the Loneliest Number”.  However is this really true?  In our fast paced, complicated lives, we are encouraged to “Just Do It” and make it all happen.  We are enticed with emails about fabulous vacations, delicious restaurants, and online classes, etc.  We watch reality TV … Read more

Hit the Delete Button

Every morning I go into my office with my cup of caffeine and spend at least 20 minutes reviewing my five email accounts.  My fingers don’t do much typing but instead keep clicking on the delete button. Delete… delete…delete… Some are advertisements, some are recipes, and others are household hints I will never use.  In … Read more